Google Cloud and Intel have joined forces to create integrated solutions for communication service providers to speed up their deployment of 5G and network edge solutions.
The partnership’s main goal is to accelerate the ability of communications service providers to deploy their virtualized RAN (Radio Access Network) and open RAN solutions with next-generation infrastructure and hardware, the two tech giants said on Tuesday.
The partnership will also focus on launching new lab environments to aid communications service providers to innovate for cloud native-based 5G networks and providing an easy and clear channel for communications service providers to give the business applications to the network edge.
According to a report by Economic Times, “India’s telecom sector, in the efforts of enabling policies including more quantum of the spectrum, is set to establish new benchmarks in the next-generation network deployments and service delivery.”
“Communications service providers can adopt cloud-native technologies to harness the potential of 5G both as a connectivity solution and as a business services platform to deliver applications to the network edge,” Shailesh Shukla, Vice President and General Manager of Networking at Google Cloud, said in a statement.
Intel’s journey to help transform the 5G network with a software-defined, agile, and scalable infrastructure takes another important step forward with this collaboration.
Intel and Google’s telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions will aid communications service providers to speed up the scalable network and edge deployment as they carry out multi-cloud architectures.
Intel and Google said that this is critical to achieving the full potential of 5G, edge, and AI across a range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, and healthcare.
“The next wave of network transformation is fueled by 5G and is driving a rapid transition to cloud-native technologies,” said Dan Rodriguez, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel.
“As communications service providers build out their 5G network infrastructure, our efforts with Google and the broader ecosystem will help them deliver agile, scalable solutions for emerging 5G and edge use cases,” he added